Raymond Depardon, Glasgow, 2015

Cover back and front

 

Glasgow by cult French photographer Raymond Depardon is a rare view into the working class districts of Scotland’s largest city in 1980.

The photographs were commissioned by the Sunday Times Magazine, but never actually printed. 35 years later the images finally saw publication in this book by Éditions du Seuil. Like a Scottish whiskey, the photographs have only improved with time. Looking at these pictures today makes one realize that too little in society has changed since.
The photographs were taken on Kodachrome slide film. The gentle, almost monochromic, images, together with the well-composed double pages, make this book valuable on every level. In my opinion, this is one of the best photobooks of 2015.

Text by William Boyd in French and English

Published by Éditions du Seuil, Paris

Publisher’s website: www.seuil.com

Hard cover

29 x 22.6cm

112 pages